As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world. Topics: TEDTalks, TEDIndia 2009, TED, Talks, collaboration, design, map, technology, 2009
"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect. Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, creativity, map, TEDIndia 2009, 2009
Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city -- less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map. (Filmed at TEDxDublin) Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, design, interface design, map, TEDxDublin, 2012
In a presentation that can only be described as epic, comedian Charles Fleischer delivers a hysterical send-up of a time-honored TED theme: the map. Geometry, numbers, charts and stamp art also factor in (somehow), as he weaves together a unique theory of everything called "Moleeds." Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, astronomy, comedy, humor, map, science, TED2005, 2005
Microsoft's Stephen Lawler gives a whirlwind tour of Virtual Earth, moving up, down and through its hyper-real cityscapes with dazzlingly fluidity, a remarkable feat that requires staggering amounts of data to bring into focus. Topics: TEDTalks, TED2007, TED, Talks, design, map, microsoft, short talk, technology, 2007
Author Steven Johnson takes us on a 10-minute tour of The Ghost Map, his book about a cholera outbreak in 1854 London and the impact it had on science, cities and modern society. Topics: TEDTalks, TEDSalon 2006, TED, Talks, cities, culture, design, epidemiology, health, history, map,...
We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might now know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and his team came up with a different solution, designing a cheap, lightweight satellite with a radically new approach to photographing what's going on on Earth. Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, map, space, technology, TED@BCG San+Francisco, 2013
Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to feel along the way. Topics: Tedtalks, TED, Talks, cities, design, happiness, map, technology, TED@BCG Berlin, 2014
Imagine if you could surf Facebook ... from the Middle Ages. Well, it may not be as far off as it sounds. In a fun and interesting talk, researcher and engineer Frederic Kaplan shows off the Venice Time Machine, a project to digitize 80 kilometers of books to create a historical and geographical simulation of Venice across 1000 years. (Filmed at TEDxCaFoscariU.) Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, book, computers, history, library, map, technology, TEDxCaFoscariU, 2013
Many people think the lines on the map no longer matter, but Parag Khanna says they do. Using maps of the past and present, he explains the root causes of border conflicts worldwide and proposes simple yet cunning solutions for each. Topics: TEDTalks, TEDGlobal 2009, TED, Talks, economics, global issues, history, map, politics,...